Steve Ponder is the interim Executive Director of the Geothermal Resources Council
Steve has over 30 years of leadership experience in the renewable energy industry including geothermal development and operations for companies including Unocal, Geothermal Resources International and FPL Energy (FPLE). He helped develop over 100 MWs of geothermal resources at the Geysers geothermal field in northern California and led FPLE’s regulatory strategy for their 500 MWs of assets during the California energy crisis in 1999-2000. Most recently he was Director of Renewable Energy at NV Energy.
Steve obtained a BA and MA from the University of Southern California and a JD from Southwestern University.
Steve is committed to serving the global geothermal community and developing relationships that will enhance the development of geothermal energy utilization.